Motorcycle Online sez this thing is coming stateside for 2007. Its got a detuned 1000RR engine, but check out what MO said the did to it...
"The engine choice is a bit bizarre to say the least. From the 174 claimed hp in the RR, the unit has been detuned to... 96 hp in the CBF1000. That means a good 78 HP have been chopped for "better midrange response". I can't think of a reason as to why Honda would decide to use this engine when they already had good torque producers in the shape of the previous 954 Fireblade mill or the 1100 motor of the Super Blackbird. Why they used a power unit with a relatively extreme bore and stroke ratio is beyond me. Maybe this is paving the road for
the new 1000 version of the 919, a bike that will surely come pretty soon."
I guess they need a bike to compete with the FZ-1, SV1000 and Z-1000, but why use only 96hp when the others crank out at least 20 more ponies?